RICHARD BRAUTIGAN was one of Linda’s favourite poets. She had several of his books. His most famous poetry books are Trout Fishing in America, The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster and In Watermelon Sugar. He was born today in 1935. Among the things Richard said, “I have always wanted to write a book that ended with the word ‘mayonnaise.'” and “In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. I’ll tell you about it because I am here and you are distant.” Watch a short video of Richard reading his own “Gee, you’re so beautiful that it’s starting to rain” here. Not dead/Dead since September 1984.